The Ohio State University (Bachelor of Science, magna cum laude, 1961). Harvard University (Juris Doctor, 1964). Beta Gamma Sigma; Delta Theta Phi.
Since practiced in, Marietta. City prosecutor, 1964-1965. Acting Judge Marietta Municipal Court.
Director elections Washington County, 1967-1974. Professional bass-baritone soloist. Board directors Bank One, Marietta, N.A.
Lecturer on estate planning and probate matters. Supreme Court Board of Commissioners on Character and Fitness, since 1988.
Chairman Washington County Heart Association, 1965-1967. Member district executive committee Boy Scouts American, 1967-1974. Treasurer County Republican Executive Committee, since 1966.
Trustee Young Men’s Christian Association, Salvation Army. President board trustees Washington State Community College, Marietta. Executive committee, trustee College Administrative Sciences, Ohio State University.
Trustee Appalachian Bible College, Bradley, West Virginia, 1974-1977, Marietta Memorial Hospital, also treasurer. Board directors Ohio Valley Port Authority. Fellow American College Trust and Estate Counsel.
Member Ohio Bar Association (chairman, board governors, probate and trust law section, member specialty board Ohio Supreme Court, splty approval board trust, probate, and estate planning ), Washington County Bar Association, Marietta Area Chamber of Commerce (vice president, trustee), American Mensa, National Society of Arts and Letters (board trustees), Sigma Chi, Beta Gamma Sigma. Clubs: Rotarian (president 1970-1971), Marietta Country (trustee).
Married Prudence Brandt Adams, June 26, 1964.